Bruno Andrade
I strive to be in touch with the land, particularly the land of the Texas coast. I feel nature's power in the soil, the energy of the trees, the plants, and the flowers. By embracing the earth with my heart as well as my eyes, I am inspired with intense feeling. This is when the tree that I have been looking at becomes another type of tree. This intimacy with landscapes and still lifes has helped to develop a better sense of self and clarity in my painting. I paint not the appearance of things, but how they affect me; together all of this becomes what I need to make a painting. As in nature, I would hope my art communicates pleasure and serenity, inviting the viewer into a world of wonder.